Paradigm Shift

GavinAfter being in the water ionizer business for over 9 years, I thought I knew what I was talking about… The water from our machines has an elevated pH, negative ORP, and is microclustered, and somehow or another these three features are why so many people report having noticeable health benefits from it.

We have known all along that hydrogen is also created, but we paid little attention to it. Well, surprise surprise, it now turns out that hydrogen may be the key reason for all the benefits!

The owners of AlkaViva recently met with Tyler LeBaron, who has devoted many years of his life to understanding molecular hydrogen and it’s effects and benefits for humans. In the course of a day, Co-Owners Jay Hare and David Forsyth came to understand that there were a few misperceptions and incorrect beliefs around the water from our machines.

Here’s the new reality as I see it based on a few conversations over the last week since all this has been happening:

Water ionizers make (besides the three things we have always pointed to), a type of hydrogen in the water that is called molecular hydrogen or diatomic molecular hydrogen (h2) gas.

Tyler has spent years researching and gathering information that proves this is the “magic” in the water, it is the molecular hydrogen gas in the water that has been responsible for the benefits. You can see the evidence for yourself at his website, .

What Tyler has ALSO done, in collaboration with a friend and colleague of mine, Mike Kazakavitch, is develop a ground breaking, paradigm shifting, revolutionary product that for now I will call the hydrogen tablet… It is a simple effervescent tablet that you simply drop into a container of clean water, seal, wait 5 to 20 minutes, then open and drink. This water has 4 to 8 times the levels of molecular hydrogen in it that is found in water made by electric ionizers. Any ionizers, mind you; we have tested a bunch of them and they all produce about the same amount of H2.

My personal experience of this product is profound. I tried it for the first time on Friday, August 22nd, 2014, and am so happy to say that an injury I have been in almost constant pain from has stopped hurting 95%. I was hiking in the mountains in early June of 2013, and my heel went in a hole, hyper extending my Achilles tendon… It has been hurting constantly since then, I had an MRI and there was no visible tear or damage, the doctors really could not do a thing for me. For the last 14+ months I have been limping and in almost constant pain, even being woken up by it in the middle of the night sometimes. Within an hour of two of trying this product for the first time last Friday, the pain subsided and had been almost completely gone since… What is completely gone is my limp; the tendon would tighten up after even ten minutes of driving or sitting at my desk, and I would limp (and experience the most pain) for 10-20 steps while it loosened up… I am no longer experiencing this at all, and only notice a little pain when I first get up in the morning (before my first glass of hydrogen water) and then later in the afternoon (before my second glass). Again, I have not limped a single step since first trying this water 4 days ago.

Testimonials of all sorts can be read here, . You will be impressed.

The research that has convinced us of the validity of what I am speaking about here can be found here, .

I am very excited to be able to offer these molecular hydrogen tablets, it is a whole new ball game, a whole new paradigm for health and well being, at an incredibly affordable price point compared to the water ionizers we have been selling.

More info will be available soon, stay tuned!


Gavin Dickinson
Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Lake Tahoe, Nevada

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BPA-Free Plastics

BPA-Free Plastics Are Safe, Right? Don’t be so sure….

What you need to know to protect yourself.


by Dr. Nan Kathryn Fuchs

You’ve probably heard about BPA, the dangerous chemical found in plastics. I’ve been warning my readers about BPA for the past five years. And many of you have listened. You’ve refused to buy bottles and containers that contain BPA.

The Plastics manufacturers have listened, too. They’ve saved their industry and calmed the public by coming up with new “BPA-free” bottles and containers. What they failed to tell anyone was that many of these products contain BPS, a chemical similar to BPA. And new studies show that BPS is just as toxic as BPA!

Just like BPA, it mimics estrogen. Just like BPA, it interferes with the way cells respond to existing estrogen. Just like BPA, it changes cell growth patterns. And a brand new study has found that it does all this even in tiny doses!

And BPS isn’t just found in bottles and containers. It’s found in 100% of thermal cash register and credit card receipts.3 It’s found in 87% of paper money and 52% of recycled paper. It’s even in the paper made for ultrasound machines which means that even pregnant women and their children are exposed!

And now this toxin is ending up where it doesn’t belong… in our bodies. Researchers have discovered BPS in the urine of a whopping 93% of Americans they tested! Yes, 93%!

And BPS isn’t the only toxin that may be lurking in your body…

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Why Buy An Ionizer

Why Buy An Ionizer?

Woman with IonizerMany people wonder why it is necessary to purchase a home water ionizer when so many brands of bottled water are available, some of which claim to be alkaline. The first thing to consider is that electrically ionized water has the highest levels of antioxidant activity – negative ORP – when it is first produced. Any time you make alkaline, ionized water and bottle it, transport it, and sell it on the shelf, it will not be nearly as potent.

The cost factor is the next thing to consider. How much would you spend on bottled water over a period of 10 years if you drank the amount recommended? The answer depends on the kind of water you purchase, but a liter of specialty bottled water is rarely less than $1.99, and 2-3 liters a day is a common intake. That adds up! $120 to $180/month … you can finance an AlkaViva water ionizer for that.

Finally, there’s the damage bottled water does to the environment. Plastic bottles guzzle resources … it takes 5 liters of water to make just one plastic bottle and the cost in oil is tremendous … 30 million barrels of oil is required to make the plastic bottles for one year of US bottled water consumption. Not to mention the unhealthy petro chemicals that can leach into the water from the bottle, and the fact that most bottled water is simply … tap water.

Don’t forget the physical changes that occur in the water with ionization! The following alterations can support better hydration and wellness:

Clean Water!

AlkaViva’s UltraWater filtration technology is superior to any filtration process available today. The results are documented by EPA-certified lab testing – and UltraWater technology reduces hard-to-remove chemicals and toxins up to 99.9% while leaving the beneficial alkaline minerals intact. No other water ionizer offers this level of certainty that you are drinking the cleanest and healthiest water possible.

Alkalinity and pH

When water is ionized, it also concentrates the essential alkaline minerals like magnesium, calcium and potassium that occur naturally in water. These minerals are transformed from bonded particles into charged ionic forms that are more bio-available. Ionized water also contains an abundance of the OH- or hydroxyl ions, the same ions the body uses to help stabilize and alkalize the pH of the blood, fluids and most tissues. These ions are essential in maintaining optimal health.


Alkalized, ionized water delivers about twice as much oxygen as does typical tap or bottled water. Think of the jogger vs. the couch potato – proper hydration brings to your cells a flood of fresh oxygen.

Redox Potential

Normal tap water, for example, with a pH around 7 is approximately neutral on the pH scale of 0 to 14. When measured with an ORP (oxidation potential) meter its redox potential is approximately +400 to +500 mV. Because it has a positive redox potential, it is apt to acquire electrons and oxidize other molecules. Reduced ionized water, on the other hand, has a negative redox potential of approximately -250 to -550 mV (or less). This means it has a large mass of electrons ready to donate to electron-thieving, active oxygen.

Optimal Hydration

The process of electrolysis changes the surface tension and structure of water. Using a method called NMR spectroscopy, scientist have shown a significant reduction in the size of water molecular clusters, from 15-20 down to 5 or 6 water molecules per cluster. It becomes “wetter water” which can more easily penetrate cell membranes, offering a stream of hydration and renewal. The turnover of “fresh water in and waste out” helps our cells to work at peak performance. Foggy thinking, joint pains, constipation and digestive issues often resolve with proper hydration. Proper hydration takes your body from a stagnant “polluted lake” to one that is sparkling and “fed by glacial streams”.

Antioxidant Activity

The negative hydrogen ion (H-) is a powerful antioxidant found naturally in raw foods and ancient water sources like glacier streams, deep wells or aquifers, springs and lakes. The H- ion is the original antioxidant that allowed life to form and sustain itself. A water ionizer creates alterations to water that result in an abundance of H- ions.

Ionized water carries a large mass of free electrons that can (as you change from dehydrated to hydrated) help neutralize free radicals in the body and block the oxidation of normal cells. It’s like drinking glass after glass of anti-oxidants that cling to and help neutralize the damaging, oxidizing, free-radicals within your body.

So given all the benefits, why NOT buy an ionizer? With affordable financing, the monthly cost can be less than buying bottled water for one person – definitely a money-saver for a family. The only question left is which brand to buy. AlkaViva ionizers are affordably priced, come with UltraWater Inside, and are the performance leaders among all major brands. With models for every budget, AlkaViva is the only real choice!





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Fluoride is a Developmental Neurotoxin

FluorideAccording to a newsrelease from the Fluoride Action Network, fluoride joins lead, arsenic, methylmercury, toluene, tetrachloroethylene, and other chemicals that research has shown may cause harmful brain damage.

Fluoride is newly classified as a developmental neurotoxin by medical authorities in the March 2014 journal Lancet Neurology. The authors are Dr. Philippe Grandjean of the Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Landrigan of the Icahn School of Medicine.

The authors write “A meta-analysis of 27 cross-sectional studies of children exposed to fluoride in drinking water, mainly from China, suggests an average IQ decrement of about seven points in children exposed to raised fluoride concentrations.” The majority of these 27 studies had water fluoride levels which the US Environmental Protection Agency currently allows in the US – less than 4 milligrams per liter.

Developmental neurotoxins are capable of causing widespread brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, and other cognitive impairments. The harm is often untreatable and permanent.

The authors say it’s crucial to control the use of all harmful chemicals to protect children’s brain development: “Fluoride seems to fit in with lead, mercury, and other poisons that cause chemical brain drain,” Grandjean says. “The effect of each toxicant may seem small, but the combined damage on a population scale can be serious, especially because the brain power of the next generation is crucial to all of us.”

In light of the new classification of fluoride as a dangerous neurotoxin, we should follow the evidence and try to reduce fluoride intake, not increase it. Unfortunately, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports 276 million Americans are consuming fluoridated drinking water, largely as a result of the CDC’s vigorous advocacy to maintain and increase those numbers.

But the CDC’s own evidence reveals Americans already show signs of fluoride-overexposure and reports that 41% of American teenagers have dental fluorosis, a physical marker that they ingested too much fluoride while their teeth were forming. Why would the CDC persist in going against the tide of evidence to promote higher fluoride intake? Sadly, it seems, health agencies in fluoridated countries seem to be more intent on protecting their fluoridation program than protecting children’s brains.

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Detroit, suburbs near deal on regional water authority

Gavin ThumbGavin here…  Thought I would make a comment on the news article. As cities, states and counties deal with the rising costs of services, all too often, water treatment and inspections seem to have funding cut. As a result more and more safety concerns arise.  You need to keep your water clean and safe.  Talk to me.. I can help!



Excerpt from article…Detroit, suburbs near deal on regional water authority.

Perhaps the most vexing piece of Detroit’s financial recovery puzzle is about to fall in place. The suburbs and city are finalizing a deal to turn over ownership and operation of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to a regional authority.

Sources very close to the negotiations, who can’t talk publicly because of a federal court gag order, told me over the weekend the final details are being worked out and the deal could be done in as soon as two weeks.

Detroit Emergency Manger Kevyn Orr recently handed off responsibility for the water department to Mayor Mike Duggan, who also has been at the bargaining table for creation of the regional authority. The parties have been working with federal Judge Sean Cox, who is mediating the negotiations.


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About Water

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About Water

The quality of the source water is critical when it comes to ionizer performance and protecting the performance of your investment over time. Let’s face it, ionizers are not cheap; they represent one of the most important investments you will ever make in your health. Understanding the issue of water quality allows our AlkaViva customers to make informed choices.

Water, the Chemistry of Life

When scientists look for life on other planets, the first thing they look for is the presence of water. Most living plants and animals are found in water. Life on earth is believed to have arisen from water. To sustain life requires water. All living things are composed mostly of water; 70 – 80 percent of all organic matter is water. Chemical reactions that sustain life require water to occur, and water is often the product of the chemical reaction.

Water, the Universal Solvent

The water molecule is made of two hydrogen atoms covalently bonded to one oxygen atom. The H2O molecule has both a positive and negative charge, making it a polar molecule that can bind with either positive or negatively charged molecules. This makes water a superb solvent, and is a major reason why water is the basis for the chemistry of life on earth.

The water on earth today is no more or no less than the water that was here eons ago. The concern is that because water is such an effective solvent, it picks up chemical and toxic contamination during the water cycle that is a challenge to remove.

No New Water!

Earth is a big water-recycling machine, moving water between the land, the sea, and the atmosphere. No water gets lost, it merely changes locations, quality, and form.
Sandra Postel,
Pillar of Sand (Worldwatch Institute, 1999)

That’s why AlkaViva created the UltraWater Filtration Technology for use in all our electric water ionizers and non-electric Personal Hydration Devices (pHD). We know it does NOT make sense to try to make contaminated water ‘healthier’ through ionization since some of that contamination can become more concentrated and bioavailable through ionization.

Our ionizers are designed to make the cleanest, healthiest water possible with cutting-edge technology that is affordable, convenient and environmentally sound. See test results here.

The chemistry of life itself is the chemistry of water.

Why Buy an Ionizer?   |   How Does an Ionizer Work?   |   Hard Water   |   Well Water   |   Filtration

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The Truth About Water Contaminants

whats-in-waterThe EPA regulates 104 toxic contaminants and is considering listing another 116 chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biologicals. Chromium-6, popularized by Erin Brockovich, is not on either list. Credible watchdog groups say the number of contaminants on these lists should be as high as 2,200. Water districts are mandated to keep contaminants below certain levels, but often fail. Many people rely on carbon filters for protection. They simply can’t do the job. And bottled water and reverse osmosis have their issues, too.

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Boil water order in Escondido partially lifted

ESCONDIDO, Calif. August 17 2014–

As of Sunday night, a boil water order in parts of Escondido was partially lifted.

The Rincon del Diablo WateWater Faucetr District advised the boil water order remained in effect for residential customers living on Caraway Street, Jana Place, Sonia Place, Via Alexandra and Via Scott.

Since Friday, August 15, area businesses and residents of the Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District were advised to boil tap water before ingesting, or use bottled water, due to a coliform bacterial contamination. The warning included Palomar Medical Center in northern Escondido.

The coliform bacteria that was found in the drinking water is a naturally occurring bacteria, but could be an indicator that other, potentially harmful, bacteria could be present.

Over the weekend, water district officials were busy flushing, collecting water samples, testing and working side by side with the Department of Environmental Health.

Authorities from the district said the boil water notice was for customers with account numbers starting with 01 to 48, as well as 94, 96 and 97.

A district spokeswoman said the general area affected is along Interstate 15 from about Via Rancho Parkway to State Route 78 in the northern part of the city.

District authorities said in a statement that residents should use boiled tap water or bottled water for drinking and cooking. Tap water should be brought to a boil, then allowed to boil for at least five minutes and cooled before using it.

The boil water order was expected to last at least 48 hours, and a failure to boil tap water could result in stomach or intestinal illness, district spokesperson Julia Escamilla said.

Alternative methods of disinfecting tap water include adding eight drops — an eighth teaspoon — of household bleach per gallon of clear water, or 16 drops — a quarter teaspoon — to a gallon of cloudy water, then mixing it thoroughly and letting it stand for 30 minutes.

Disinfection tablets can also be used if the manufacturer’s instructions are followed, Escamilla said.

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"I am inclined to believe that if there can be a meaningful human right to any material thing, surely it starts with access to minimum clean freshwater!" Steven Solomon
Gavin Dickinson Tel.: +1 (949) 273-4429,
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